WATCH: Ship Runs Directly Into Steep Shoreline For No Apparent Reason

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-+*Well, whatever they were trying to do here didn’t work, but it was a good effort. According to Norwegian press, the ship was carrying sand (which explains the digger sitting on the deck) and the master of the vessel was asleep at the time of the incident.  The incident occurred in Storfjord, Norway, east of Alesund.

View from Above: Donjon’s Chesapeake 1000 Crane Barge

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-+*Meow Man brings us an evening fly-by of Donjon Marine’s Chesapeake 1000 crane barge. The 1972-built barge has a lifting capacity of 1,000 short tons at 63′ maximum radius fenders to hook. DIMENSIONS Length: 191′ 2″ Breadth: 101′ 2″ Depth: 20′ 1″ Tonnage (Gross):    2,484 GRT Tonnage (Net): 2,415 NRT Draft (Towing): 8′ 0″ Forward […]

Kleven Launches Latest Eidesvik Construction Vessel

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-+*Kleven Shipyard’s build number 365, a SALT 301 OCV-design, was launched on 11 May 2014. The ship was designed by Salt Ship Design and mostly built in separate blocks (modules) in Poland where they were shipped via barge to Norway and assembled on the slipway at Kleven. Once built, this ship will perform flexible pipe and […]

World’s Last Wooden-Hulled Whaling Ship Gets Underway After 73 Year Hiatus

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-+*The world’s last remaining wooden-hulled whaling ship, Charles W. Morgan got underway this weekend after spending the past 73 years up the Mystic River in Connecticut. The ship is en route to New London, the first port of a three-month-long New England cruise. ABS’ Stephen Gumpel was there this weekend to witness the occasion and shared with […]

Statoil CEO Discusses Global Oil and Gas Trends

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-+*Statoil CEO Helge Lund discusses global oil and gas trends as well as his company’s response to recent geopolitical issues in this interview produced by Platts and hosted by Bill Loveless. Further reading: Saudi Arabia Willing To Supply More Oil In Case Of Shortage

Dead Right Whale Found on South African Beach

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-+*A dead Southern Atlantic right whale was discovered on Sunset Beach near Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday. During the southern hemisphere’s winter months these whales arrive off South Africa to calve and mate.  The global population of the Southern Atlantic right whale is around 10,000 according to a 2008 study by the National Geographic […]

WATCH: Laying Big Pipe from Allseas’ Audacia

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-+*Thanks to Wouter Haverkamp for sharing this awesome video that he created which provides a unique inside look at the day-to-day operations on board Allseas’ huge pipelay vessel, Audacia. One of the best GoPro videos we’ve seen in a long time, check it out: The Audacia, a converted Panamax bulk carrier, is 738 feet long […]